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'In order to keep their lands secure, some princes have disarmed their subjects; others have prompted division within the cities they have subjugated. Some have nurtured animosities against themselves; others have sought to win the approval of those they initially distrusted. Some have erected fortresses; others have destroyed them. Now, although it is impossible to set down definite judgments on all of these measures without considering the particular circumstances of the states where they may be employed, I shall nevertheless discuss them in such broad terms as the subject itself may allow.'
- Machiavelli, Niccolo, 'The Prince'

' "I know a planet where there is a certain red-faced gentleman. He has never smelled a flower. He has never looked at a star. He has never loved anyone. He has never done anything in his life but add up figures. And all day he says over and over, just like you: 'I am busy with matters of consequence!' And that makes him swell up with pride. But he is not a a man - he is a mushroom!"
"A what?"
"A mushroom!"
The little prince was now white with rage. '
- de Saint-Exupéry, Antoine, 'The Little Prince'

' I suppose there are varying degrees of wacko.'
- Winn, Mqurice, 'You May Have Already Won A Valuable Prize' - #reply-16755768
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261<i>Perhaps we should take a lesson from the Australians!</i>...It reteevee-6/8/2007
260Stumbled on this post searching for Aristide (FL and his buddies don't lose Thomas M.-7/23/2006
259<B>Let Me In 83968</B> A little boy knocked at the warden's doo10K a day-5/17/2005
258<b>The Chinese are coming. Let's greet them. <i>JérômeGUSTAVE JAEGER-5/17/2005
257Yes, gotcha on that, you're probably right to an extent, FL would likely havmarcos-4/21/2005
256<i> yes i realise that you intend it as response to Nadine's stupid quThomas M.-4/21/2005
255Well, your question will get scorned by me too, it is a stupid question, temptsmarcos-4/19/2005
254Nadine sez: <i>"Who do i think should have ethnically cleansed this Thomas M.-4/19/2005
253A Cursed Day for Washington: <b>Apr. 18, 2005 India, Pakistan leaders calGUSTAVE JAEGER-4/18/2005
252This post was in response to the Zapata-goes-marxist [!] part of that exchange -marcos-4/16/2005
251Is Faultline an incompetent moderator or does he have an agenda? I have always Thomas M.-4/16/2005
250<<< Barry Healy on the Dead Pope's opposition to Liberation TheologThomas M.-4/16/2005
249I see they haven't gotten any smarter on the "Politics for Amateurs&quoThomas M.-4/16/2005
248<b>Charm and seduction amid the chandeliers <i>Martin Kettle in BruGUSTAVE JAEGER-2/22/2005
247Another great post from Bilow: "The economy is not healthy, and the DemocrThomas M.-11/5/2004
246Follow-up to my previous post: <b>Council of Guardians</b> The CouGUSTAVE JAEGER-9/13/2004
245The Structure of Power in the US... in 2010: Excerpt: <b>GUSTAVE JAEGER-9/13/2004
244'<i>USA, Canada, Great Britain...... we, the free West</i>&#marcos-9/11/2004
243it is a shame that you fail to understand the dynamics involved with the RussianChas.-9/7/2004
242It is truly a shame that you have lost your ability to reason...but it happens, Chas.-9/7/2004
241Re: <i>“First and foremost, I would like to give the words of support to tGUSTAVE JAEGER-9/7/2004
240Nadine says: "Show me a neocon who called Zinni a traitor." So, someThomas M.-9/6/2004
239He's just babbling. Chirac wasn't caught with anything, the oil for fooThomas M.-9/6/2004
238pages.infinit.netaverage joe-9/6/2004
237Gus - Who is "THEY" referred in Putin's address to the nation. DeBubbaFred-9/6/2004
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